Local, State Public Health Officials and CDC to Address Skid Row TB Outbreak

DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES- Leading public health officials from across the nation will convene together to publicly discuss the current Tuberculosis (TB) outbreak in Skid Row, known as the homeless capitol of America. The focus will be on how it affects Skid Row, the greater Downtown Los Angeles community and beyond.

When: Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Time: meeting starts at 6:30pm (sharp)
Where: California Hospital Medical Center
1401 S. Grand Ave. L.A., Ca. 90015
Leavey Hall Building- (Keck Hall Room)

Who: The impressive line-up of special guest speakers includes;

1. Dr. James Watt- Chief of Division of Communicable Disease Control, California State Department of Public Health (Sacramento)
2. Dr. Satna Bamrah Morris- Centers for Disease Control Medical Officer, TB Elimination Specialist (Atlanta)
3. Dr. Peter Kerndt- Acting Director- TB Control Program, LA County Dept. of Public Health
4. Christin Mondy- RN- Metropolitan LA Area Health Officer, LA County Dept. of Public Health
5. Dr. Joseph Nussbaum- Chief of Staff, California Hospital Medical Center, Infectious Disease Specialist
6. Nathan Nusbaum- President, California Hospital Medical Center Foundation
7. Dr. Diane Woods- Lead Researcher, Statewide CRDP Population Report

NOTE: This discussion will be part of the Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood Council (DLANC) Public Health and Safety Committee monthly meeting.

All media should contact General Jeff regarding specific instructions, including parking. We HIGHLY suggest that you arrive early to secure a seat. We also encourage the use of public transportation.

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